Thursday, November 29, 2007

Home & Feeling good

Well we got home on Monday and I am feeling pretty good. I have been experimenting a little with foods this week, and although everything is still pureed down, i managed to find a butter chicken sauce that almost meets the less than 5 gms of fat per serve and less than 10 gms of suger per 100 gms requirement. I had it with pureed chicken and mashed potato.

I have been a bit sleeply, but some of that I think is from being a bit bored. My wounds have almost all healed up and just look like 6 little scratches.

I think I will start eating a bit more solid stuff over the next week or so.

So, I have had a quick peek at the scales and things are looking good. My official weigh in won't be till Monday, but so far it looks as though I have lost at least 5 kgs since the op. Will confirm more on Monday.

Back to work on Monda, which I am looking forward to. I went in today to check out the Movember staches as they will all shave them off tomorrow night.

Not much planned for the weekend at this point. I am hoping to catch up with a lady from Whangarei who had the surgery a few months ago and who has done brilliantly. But that's about all.

Ciao for now


Saturday, November 24, 2007

Safe and well in Auckland and another year older

Sorry for the lack of updates, with being in hospital, then at a motel and then in Auckland I kinda forgot to login.

The hospital stay went well, pretty much like clockwork, even down to "the second day blues". I had so much fantastic support, with vistors. I think I had 10 different visitors all up, which the nurses thought was really funny, as for a girl being from Wellington, it sure seemed like I was from Hamilton since I knew so many people.

I really must thank Carol & Brian & their daughter Brenda for being there for me, and really being my second family while I was away. It was great to see Jackie for a visit, although I think I was really tired that day, and some of it went by in a bit of a blur. It was also the day I was a bit down.

We got to meet a few of the nzbypasser ladies, and one of my nurses just about didn't recognise one of them as she has lost so much weight since her op 6 months ago. It was kinda funny meeting them, as Annie and were a bit nervous about the eating, and the ladies were telling us about all the stuff they can now eat, which to us at the moment seems unreachable. I guess you really haev to remember that all this surgery has done is given me the tool to use wisely to lose this weight, if I don't get my head sorted as well, it won't be as successful. Yes I will still lose weight, but not at well as I would if I follow the guildlines.

I also must say that Southern Cross Hospital in Hamilton has the best nursing team, and in particular Ashanna (my main nurse), Jean, Nita and Glennis were all so wonderful. Some of them kept commenting on how positive Annie and I were, but I tell ya, they helped that along alot, and I promised I will send up some pics from time to time as things change.

So after I was discharge we rang the motel to say we were on our way, I had arranged an early checkin when I booked, but the man seemed confused and finally said that the room would be ready in ab out 30 mins, I said fine as we had to go to the supermarket to get some food. Got to the motel and he had forgetten about us, so he raced off to finish the room, and then gave us the key........but the cleaner still had to clean the spa pool.

The next morning at the motel, we got a phone call to say our breakfast was going to be you guessed it, they forgot about us.!!! When I went to checkout they charged me more than what I was quoted,(they added gst) and he then had the cheek to ask for the pin number to my eftpos card!!!! I will be making a huge complaint to someone.......this was meant to be a 4 star motel.

Headed off to Auckland, stopped at PB technologies shop and bought Simon & I a couple of 19 inch widescreen lcd gaming will be even more fun now.
They are pretty much our Xmas pressies, although we are thinking of a digital camera of a lcd telly but i think it depends on the money front. I really need to win lotto!!!

It was Birthday on Friday, and Simon bought me some really nice Body shop cream stuff which contains vitamin e, so should help with the skin elasticity.....and hopefully reduce the about of loose skin i will get as part of my weightloss.

I know some of you are dying to know how much I can eat atm, and yes, it is very limted for the first 2- 3 weeks. So here gos yesterdays mealplan......can soemone work outhow many points this is? I think it is about 3 - 4 points per day.

1 poached egg

1 cruskit with hummus
1 cruskit with a scraping of marg & vegemite

Approx 5 teaspoons of mashed roast pumpkin (Requested for Birthday dinner)

Anyhow, I am not feeling hungry, although the head still tells you differently sometimes.

Well, I am off to have some pills and to figure out what we are going to do in Auckland today. We might go to the museam or to the zoo. Actually the zoo might be good today as it is overcast and therefore not so hot and I think it is meant to rain on Sunday.

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

On The Otherside

Well it is now approx 24 hrs since my operation. So far things are going well. I am not in alot of pain, although the nurses are very regular with the medication,

I think the most amount of pain is coming from the trapped wind that rides up underneath my rib cage. This should go away when my bowels start to function againm and it was the same when i had my hernia.

I had alot of visitors today. Carol and Brian, the people I was staying with for the night before my surgery. Frank and Bill from work came by, and we got talking about some stuff there, and Phil Jones, who i haven't seen for about years.

I am only on water toda, and i have managed justover 1 jug. it is very hard to rememebr to consantly sip and at the moment water even makes me feel a bit sick. I am not at all hungry, but looking forward to the chicken broth tomorrow, as it will be a change of taste.

ayway, off to walk the hallways some more, then a bit of shorty street ad another snooze I think

Sunday, November 18, 2007

On My Way

Wow, doesn't 8 weeks fly by. Actually the last 2 weeks have gone really slowly and I have has the odd slip up. I am sitting at 14 kgs lost on my scales, so I hope the hospital scales will be a little nicer to me.

I am just waiting for Dad & Val to get here for lunch and then one last race around the house to check for items I need to pack and then we need to head to the airport at about 5:30. (I prefer to be early). I am pretty sure that I will most likely get another couple of "good luck" phone calls, which I find really bizarre as I am not nervous at all.

OH, before I forget, I did a couple of pics as well, you know the traditional side and front on ones

I will add comparison ones every month...and I will try to get some measurements done as well. This is going to be exciting watching the changes.

Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Blip on the radar

Well for all my analysing what was going on with my weight it has dropped right down again this morning.

I am so sick of my body doing unexpected things with my weight.

I cannot wait till the evening of the 19th when all of the surgery will be done and I can get on with living life instead of stressing about it!!!

Monday, November 5, 2007

2 weeks to go - time to kick some butt

Well, the last week certainly has been interesting with having my teeth out and my attitude to this pre op diet changed over that period as well. I am so sick of this, but realise that I only have two weeks to go.

Now,I WAS being really really good all this diet, really untill last week. Simon I had decided that one of the weekends (was meant to be next weekend) after I had got to 15 kgs lost, was going to be a "last meal" weekend. OOPS, we kinda made it this weekend.

I think it all came about as I had been struggling over the last 10 days of this pre op diet, and we came up with this, "let's relax the rules this weekend and then you can go hard over the next two weeks". Umm, well weighed this morning and I have gained......2.6 kgs!!!!!!!! so back to 167kgs. Not looking forward to telling the dietician!!!

But hopefully it will give my body a bit of a kick start again, cos it did seem to fall into a lull there. I also think having my own scales at home is dangerous and does not work for least while I am dieting.

Also, not sure how much this actually will have to do with it and I don't really want to sound like it is an excuse, but I only restarted "the pill" 3 weeks is it possible that some of this is "the pill" weight???

Also, that means that my period is due next week, and I always lose like 2 kgs right after my period, which is like the day of surgery.

I know, all sounds very excuse ridden, when bottom line, I got bored, and ate!! SO, now I have to move this lard in the 2 weeks I have. Plan of attack???

Well for a start, back to my 2 meal replacements, my 2 litres of water per day, and my 100 gms of protein and non starchy veges at night!!!

On the exercise front I need to move my booty, and walking the dog jsut doesn't do it for me....yes it is good, but it is not good enough to move the lard. SO, tonight I am going Line Dancing and today I will ring around a whole heap of gyms and see if I can't get my arse into somewhere for just 2 weeks.....even if I have to pay per session. Then I am going to jump on a treadmill everyday and walk walk walk...for like 45 mins and see how far I can go. I am thinking that they gym closest to work might be the best option, or I could just go back to curves.....i think i might have to give them a couple months worth of payments to catch up, but that is doable as well.

But, it means that I have to do something to shift pretty much around 5 kgs in 2 weeks, otherwise I will not be a happy camper and I will be putting myself at risk !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!